Tuesday, 9 February 2010
Questions without Notice
Mr Speaker, I rise on a point of order. It is a very important point of order. My office has now provided me with the precedent to which I drew your attention. It is to be found in the Hansard of the House of Representatives, 27 August 1981. The Speaker said:
In other words, the Speaker intervened. He said:
The Minister will answer the question and not engage in irrelevancies, such as contrasting the Government and the Labor Party.
In Hansard on 9 September 1981 a member of the House by the name of Charles—